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>>> the texas lawmaker who told us that the threat from so-called terror babies is real and former government agents could back it up. weeks later, no evidence from her but plenty of complaints we blindsided her with questions she was unprepared. blindside, her word. you got the tape so you can judge for yourself. we'll show it to you. we're keeping them honest. >>> also, raw politics. tea party sensation christine o'donnell is warning her supporters against smears in the media but she could soon be facing questions from the from reporters but federal prosecutors. we'll explain why ahead. >>> later, crime and punishment. the other night, jeffrey toobin called it the most heinous crime he's known. the connecticut home invasion murders that left a mother and her two daughters dead and two men on trial for their lives. tonight, who are the accused? >>> we begin "keeping them honest" with a texas lawmaker who continues to spread fear about so-called terror babies. in case you haven't heard the terror baby theory, it's belief that pregnant middle eastern women are coming here on tourist
candidates. he also told us this is in all his time in the middle east, the fbi never got any reports about this. okay. tonight, though, we focus on the other texas lawmaker making these claims. she's a texas state representative. debbie riddle. she is the one who first brought the idea to our attention when we had her booked to talk about illegal immigration and the 14th amendment. i hadn't heard of louie gohmert's claims yet when i interviewed debbie riddle on august 10th. >> you told my producer that pregnant women are coming here as tourists, having babies and coming back with a nefarious purpose of turning them into little terrorists who will then come back to the u.s. and do us harm. you said it's part of an organized terrorist element that can cost us lives. where did you hear that? >> that is information that is coming to my office from former fbi officials. >> what former fbi officials, i mean, what evidence is there of some sort of long-term plot to have american -- babies born here and then become -- raised as terrorists overseas and then come back here? >> well, at this point, i
to deal, even with current law, one is to make sure that we can use our accountability law and our anti-dumping law, and our import safety laws to make sure they are protected from both on fair trade practices and surges from china in imports. we are losing -- we are using those laws very effectively. we have a right, under the wto, secondly, to make sure that when china is doing something else in china that limits our excess or unfairly discriminates, we can take them to the wto and get them to stop those practices. we're using the very effectively. we have a long way to go. we are having an portent debate , region and partisan debate, not about the object -- and the important debate, not about the objective, but what additional sets of tools we can use. many of these practices have more adverse effects on other trading partners. we will try to use all those tools, and work with you and your colleagues to see if we can find better approaches. >> i appreciate your answers, and i encourage you to look at the currency reform for their trade act. with that, i will yield to the chairman. >>
. he thought for us every day. he set the standard for public service. >> and so today, my friends, my campaign for alaska's future begins. [applause] i got it. ok. i get the message, all right. i get the message. i hear it loud and clear. and i announce today that i will be a write-in candidate in november for the united states senate seat that i now hold. we're in this together. thank you. i thank you for this support and this confidence. i will tell you that when those votes came in on the 24th of august, when they were counted, there was nobody that was more disappointed than i was. but since then, things have happened, events have transpired, and there has been an outpouring of support from alaskans all over the state, from all spectrums, from all political persuasions. when i sat down at a restaurant and the waiter says, lisa, run and i will quit my job and i will come to work for you. i think he actually said he would go part-time. but this is the outpouring of support that i have received from individuals stopping me in the airport, to the diners, received on the email. it has
five months ago causing the largest oil spill in u.s. history. >>> pope benedict xvi expressing deep sympathy for the conflict that has hit the catholic church. >> you are at the spot where a lot of people are coming together for his next public event? >> reporter: this is hyde park in london where the park will end with a prayer vigil that is expected to be attended by around 80,000 people or so. i can tell you that there are easily tens of thousands of people here already and the headlines are still about three hours or so away. it has been a busy day for the pope. it started with a meeting with the british prime minister at london's westminster cathedral. it was there he touched on that story that follows him everywhere. the child abuse scandal. he spoke of how everyone within the church feels shame and humiliation as what members of the clergy have done. take a listen. >> to cause abuse of children, especially since the church. above all, i express my deep sorrow to the innocent victims of this despicable crime along with my hope that the power of christ, his sacrifice of reconci
to come and change washington by the knew candidates is useful. >> reporter: he pointed to a number of recent primaries and establishment candidates were knocked out by conservatives, including christine o'donnell from delaware. grassroots 7, little bit zero. islam has been a big topic for speakers here and bill bennett, host of "morning in america" spoke of terrorist acts made in the name of islam and islamic leaders who have not repudiated the acts. >> we are angry at what the religion has done to itself and to us. this is a righteous anger. we are angry at what leaders of this religion fail to say. >> reporter: activists head back to the districts on sunday and will attempt to turn the energy into votes. julie? >> julie: caroline shivley reporting from washington, thank you so much, gregg. >> gregg: the results of the highly anticipated straw poll are in. 2,000 conservatives voters putting in their two cents worth deciding who should run in 2012. here it is, according to the family research council, congressman mike pence is the winner. come in second, mike huckabee followed by m
probably knows more about these issues than many of us combined. he will be joining us. >> the aclu and the drug policy alliance are advocating for federal legislative change. my coalition co-chair will be talking about litigation and state reforms. i am going to focus on the federal and legislative response, some of the history, and details about what i am talking about today. the aclu were some federal disenfranchisement from three angles. we litigate in court, will lobby in federal and state legislatures, and we engage in public education. as we face another important election, there are an estimated 5.3 million americans who will not be able to vote because of the result of criminal convictions. this is despite the fact that the supreme court repeatedly has said that voting is a fundamental right. most with criminal convictions are barred from the polls. 48 out of 50 states have laws that bar citizens with criminal convictions from bidding in some manner. two other states permanently in franchise criminals with felony convictions. there are 5.3 million americans who cannot vote.
for spending your time with us. cnn saturday continues right now. >>> good morning. the gloves are off. those are the words of republican senator lisa markkowski who lost her primary race. she has a new plan. she wants the voters to write her name in. also, today is the day the well could be dead, completely, sealed off, never to be heard from again. we will give you the latest details on this latest method they are using to finally kill this thing, once and for all. from the cnn center, this is cnn saturday morning, 10:00 a.m. here in atlanta, georgia. 9:00 a.m. in fayetteville arkansas. good morning. i'm t.j. holms. thank you for being here. >>> pope benedict is in london. he has a lot going on today, including taking care of the faithful. some 80,000, that's a live picture you are seeing, they are expecting some 80,000 to show up to hyde park trying to make their way to see the pope. he will be having a prayer vigil. he is not expected for another couple of hours. they are already making their way there. we will take you to london. >>> a texas high school star quarterback and a straight "a
gave up on us. he fought for us every day. he set the standard for public service. for eight years as i have served you in the united states senate, that is the standard that i have set to achieve. [applause] i have been humbled in many things, but none so much as what was told to me by ted when he said that i was the best partner he could have in the united states senate. [applause] before his tragic accident that took him from alaska that he loved so much, he wrote a statement that said, "she is a fighter that stands up for what is right. i trust her commitment to do what is best for alaska." today, my friends, my campaign for alaska's future begins. [applause] ">> "run, lisa, run! qu >> i get the message. all right. i get the message. i hear it loud and clear. i announced today that i will be a write-in candidate for the united states senate seat that i now hold. [cheers and applause] thank you. thank you for this support and confidence. i will tell you that when the votes came in on the 24th of august, when they were counted, there was no one was more disappointed than i was. but si
need us. >> reporter: they hold services in their homes or small places. they say the traditional catholic church is not meeting their needs. >> reporter: if you could have a meeting with the pope what would you say to him? >> i don't think i would like a meeting with him. i don't think he's open. itis a huge roadblock. >> reporter: it's the roadblock they were trying to remove. the catholic church is resisting. >> is it up to god? >> yeah, i think it is up to god. i think god said to me, you can be ordained. >>> a look at the headlines now. a freed american hiker is talking about her release. she hopes the two americans still held in iran hopes they get out soon. vowing to fight onley sa murkowski says she will ride on. she lost the primary to a newcomer backed by the tea party movement. >>> hurricane igor is expected to hit bermuda tomorrow night. we are your hurricane headquarter. stay with us for the latest on igor and the other storms in the atlantic. >>> we are in england where protesters are protesting the pope. today, the pope met with victims of the abuse. john allen is o
to change washington by the new can't days so useful. >> reporter: [ inaudible ] he scored it grass roots 7, establishment 0. islam was also a big topic. bill bennett spoke about terrorist acts made in the name of islam and some islamic leaders who have not repudiated those acts. >> we are angry at what this religion has done to itself and to us this is a righteous anger. we are angry at what leaders of this religion failed to say >> reporter: activists head back to their districts sunday where they will attempt to turn this energy into votes. >>> political fight in alaska reaching to washington. we told you at the top of the show, incumbent murkowski indicating she has no intention of abandoning alaska's senate race despite her upset loss in the gop primary. we are told by a murkowski insider the senator feeling encouraged by a new poll showing her prospects against the other nominees in november, including gop nominee joe miller, are good if she runs as an independent. the same source acknowledging the move still means murkowski must overcome tough odds. this new development potentially t
do. shannon travis, good to have you here with us. we're going to be checking in with you in a little bit on this cnn saturday morning. thank you so much. >> absolutely. >>> sarah palin endorsed the other guy who actually won that primary, but she is headlining now the gop's biggest fundraiser. she did this last night in des moines. revved up the republican base at the reagan dinner saying we can't wait until 2012 to get our country back on track. palin didn't say anything about her plans to maybe run for president. instead she helped little-known candidates win like christine o'donnell the republican primary in delaware on tuesday. >>> well, the iowa caucuses, of course, is always the first test of presidential candidates. we'll get you that sound, let you hear from sarah palin in just a bit. it is day two, the conservative political gathering known as the values voter summit in washington. it highlights the gop's promise and peril heading into midterm elections. bill bennett will be taking the stage at 9:25 eastern this morning. former speaker of the house newt gingrich going to add
's it for "cost of freedom," everybody. thank you for joining us. thank you for joining us. have a great weekend! captioned by closed captioning services, inc >>> 2012 hopefuls testing the waters in washington, as christian conservatives fight to make sure social issues are heard. family research council president tony perkins will announce the values voters straw poll winners this afternoon and he joins us live this hour. alaska senator lisa murkowski has re-entered that state senate race, but the republican establishment isn't too happy. we'll tell you why they are hanging out with the tea party this time around. afghans head to the polls today but will a string of taliban attacks keep the electorate away? is this a referendum on how the war is going? hello. i'm uma pemmaraju. america's news headquarters live starts right now. a couple over hours, the g.o.p. will get an early indicator as to who a group of influential conservatives support for a 2012 white house run. results of a highly anticipated straw poll of 2,000 social conservatives attending a value voters summit will be announced this
won't wait for the political play book to be handed to us from high from the elites that may take renegades going rogue to get us there. it may take folks shaking it up to get there. >> reporter: so, alex, she is perhaps the most powerful person in the republican party now. certainly with the conservative base. she goes to iowa. everybody wants to know, will she or won't she? it's the question we have asking for quite some time now. she laughed it off in her speech. that morning she was in the hotel room lacing up her sneakers getting ready to go for a jog. todd said don't do that because the headline tomorrow is palin runs in iowa. she wasn't tipping her hand. she has that popularity. some say she's to polarizing a figure. she's got no backing on the left. the middle is lukewarm toward her. some republicans have their doubts. but, sarah palin really brought down the house last night in iowa. alex. >> are you surprised? it's a rhetorical question. i know, no. she has that effect on people that come to see her. >> reporter: she does. >>> people in afghanistan have gone to the polls
for that. have a good weekend. >>> thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. today was a day in politics for conservatives to let their freak flag fly. the values voters summit, the first post primary win d.c. appearance for would be sarah palin 2.0 christine o'donnell, plus a window opening wide on to the gay people can be cured activism of ms. o'donnell. all that coming up this hour. plus a piece of tape that convulsed "the rachel maddow show" newsroom today for an entire hour and left us all unable to work, talk or in some cases breathe like humans are supposed to breathe. that's all coming up over the course of this friday night show. but we begin with what will be the deciding factor in this year's elections. the one issue that is most likely to determine which party controls congress next year. for all there is to love and hate and obsess about in politics, the determinative truth looming over any predictions about elections is that in the end, the economy basically determines what happens on election day. bad economy, party in charge loses. add that to the ot
left this evening. that you for being with us. the news continues, have a great night. >> greta: this is a fox news alert. another alaska republican is going rogue this time it is united states senator lisa murkowski. three weeks ago was knocked out of the republican primary in alaska. moments from now we expect her to announce that she is now running for reelection as a write-in candidate. she was beat the primary by joe miller backed by governor palin and the tea party express. in minutes, joe miller is going on the record to respond to the latest political stunner that is rocking the nation. but first, former speaker of the house newt gingrich goes on the record. mr. speaker, nice to see you. >> great to be back with you. >> greta: these are wild times, am i wrong? >> unbelievable times. i've been active, i've studied politics since 1958. i became a volunteer in 1960 i don't remember any time where you had seven upsets in u.s. senate primaries. and the establishment candidate lost all seven. it is just amazing. you just watch around the country, who knows what november is goi
for joining us. thank you eric for joining us. >> i love it. >> the money here. >> keepanite on it. >> i tell you what, it was ladies night on friday for the gop. lisa murkowski . o'donnell spired up the crowd. familiar things that you have heard from sarah palin. talking about the ruling class. here is chris tin o'donnell. >> it is not they don't get us. they call us whacky and wing nuts. we call us "we the people." [laughing] >> they are trying to say we are trying to take over that party or that campaign. they don't get it. we are not trying to take back our country. we are, our country. >> she spoke for 18 minutes and received multiple standing ovation . she won the gop nomination in delaware. she is called the "it" girl. there is so much. she won an upset victory and some people say the deck and cards are stacked against her for the upcoming election. but she is getting so much name recognition people are getting to know her now that she is on the national stage. >> she is perfect tea party candidate. she is anti-establishment. she was voted in by the people and that's what she stands fo
on their situation. a reporter will join us live later on. >>> in the meantime in this country, bp's broken well in the gulf of mexico is about to be permanently sealed. today bp officials pumped cement into the bottom of the well. once cement is set, a final pressure test will be conducted. if that's successful, the well will be officially declared dead. it ruptured five months ago causing the largest oil spill in u.s. history. joining us by phone, the u.s. coast guard's on scene incident commander, rear admiral. thanks so much for your time. give me an how relieved you are at this juncture because of this progress taking place today? >> fredricka, that's certainly good news the well is dead but certainly the operation lives on. we're actually 66 days since no oil was discharged from that well. we still have 600 miles of shoreline from florida to louisiana that have been impacted. in fact, today i have over 25,000 people out there doing very intense and high heat conditions cleanup along those 600 miles. that will continue for some period of time. another concern has been, where did the rest of
governor palin for your endorsement, because she got behind us war-weary folks and gave us a boost of encouragement when we needed it, and she was a vote against the politics of personal destruction. >> let's look at the national map to get a sense of how wide the power is, i think, of sarah palin. look at the greens. those are the pray mary picks she picked across the country, and numerically, she had 25 wins and 11 losses and seven no contest. that adds up to almost 50 candidates. when they lose, they can be better help to you next time around because they have nothing to do but help you win the next presidential election. it's sometimes smarter. we will talk about jimmy carter. >> in the new world she can help raise money, and the shocking thing is how much the establishment party has failed to get republicans out to vote. the republican base is turning out with these insurgents now. who established the best turnout model for the republicans, george bush? they had a tremendous ability. >> they were church people too, as well. >> they are not speaking to them. whatever her succes
for good. kristen dahlgren is live for us in venice, louisiana. so another good morning. how is it going at this point? >> reporter: hey, good morning, alex. we're still waiting for any word to come from about 50 miles off the coast here where that operation is under way. the last we heard from bp was some time yesterday afternoon that they had started the cementing process. that started at about 1:30 local time. it was expected to take a few hours. then they needed to let that cement cure. after that they were going to do their pressure test. then at that point they would be able to declare this well killed, that it would never again leak any oil into the gulf of mexico. they did expect to make that announcement at some point today. so we are still waiting. this comes after a long summer of waiting for this bottom kill. the relief well took several months to saúÑ1!xúan"jdrill. dr beneath the floor of the gulf. they met up with that original well and then began this cementing process. so kind of an exclamation point on top of this static kill that they already did that stopped the flo
said he's sort of used to these threats against hymn. we understand the six men are still in custody. the police can hold them for up to 28 days or so under the terror laws in this country, and cnn understand they are algerian, all of them or at least some of them possibly in this country illegally. we know the police have carried out a number of searches across london yesterday. their investigation is continuing, t.j. >> right. and aside from that part of the story, the pope otherwise, how has he been received there in great britain? >> reporter: indeed, broadly, incredibly warmly really. there has been some protests along the way, which were expected, but it has to be said that numbers turning out to support and welcome him have been far greater and also far louder. as his visit continues today, that's expected to continue also. as you say, he's currently attending or giving a mass within westminster cathedral. and i want to share with you some of the comments that he made during that mass only moments ago, addressing the child sex abuse scandalle. he said to the congregation, thin
minutes november? if you want to weigh in via e-mail as well, you can do so. and if you want to use twitter. again, we take our focus for the 45 minutes for the front page story in the "wall street journal" this morning. taking a look at political story with speaker pelosi. this is out of washington. they write so it talks about the political journey that will take, the paper talks more about that. but for our 45 minutes we're using this as a springboard to hear from democrats only. we'll take e-mail and twitter affouf this question, too. one more section from the interior pages of the same story. the writers write this morning. so the numbers will be on your screen. to your calls looking at speaker pelosi this november. portland, yorle, on -- oregon, on our line who thinks she will help. caller: i think nancy pelosi has been consistent and correct in her political decisions. i think she is definitely good for the country. and we small -- small african american community are very strong supporters. i think that the media is kind of hyped up all the predictions about shrinking democr
first big pitch to nationwide conservatives. james rosen shows us how she was received ♪ don't stop believing republican christine jo'donnell was the bell of the ball where they soaked up the anti-establishment fervor that vaulted her to the national stage. >> they're trying to say we're trying to take over this party or that campaign. they don't get it. we're not trying to take back our country. we are our country. >> some of our establishment friends are not real happy with me or you, so, i think we're in a-- we're in good company today. >> senator jim demint who's riled party leaders by promoting tea party candidates over some g.o.p. stallworths has one of politicians on hand. they come to hawk books, rally the faithful and do testing of both the political waters and latest punchlines. >> yes, we have serious enemies and growing threats around the world, unfortunately, we have an administration whose idea of a rogue state is arizona. rahm emanuel should have sent a dead fish to secretary salazar that might have prevented a whole bunch of dead fish in the gulf coast. >> they have
. the weather channel's jim cantore is there for us. jim, good morning. >> lester, good morning. yeah, the national weather service here, the bermuda weather service, says it's called to prepare for a direct hit. the center expected to come within 10 miles of bermuda. and with 100 mile wide hurricane force winds, a direct hit is unavailable in through here. you can already see the wave action behind me crashing into the rock cliffs through here. but they're preparing residents. that's the key, to take a major hit. something they haven't seen since fabian here. they're saying we're going to have roof damage, it's going to be widespread. we're going to have tree and power line damage. the royal navy is on standby. the big question is when are they going to be able to get in here? is it going to be monday afternoon? because it looks like conditions are going to be bad for 20, 30, 40 hours where no one will be able to leave their homes and no one will be out on the road. cruise ships plan to park here? no way. they're not even coming in. this certainly looks like it's going to be a very,
any time where you had seven upsets in u.s. senate primaries. and the establishment candidate lost all seven. it is just amazing. you just watch around the country, who knows what november is going to be like. >> greta: i was thinking the last couple of days, democrats must be licking their chops. in the beginning they got hammered. hit at the town hall meetings. everyone was saying why are you so tone-deaf? the american people are screaming at you. republicans were happy watching democrats get it. now the republicans are getting a little bit as west now the democrats are sitting back watching republicans scramble to try to unify their party. >> that is right. this is good practice for mcconnell and boehner. if they do become a majority they are going to have a strong grass roots activist wing and it is going to cause them headaches every morning. >> greta: bigger problem for leader boehner that is like herding cats. >> seven tea party members in the senate, that will be a huge bloc. >> greta: all right. christine o'donnell did you think she was going to win the nomination? >> i was su
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recognition in alaska. she served as state congresswoman for a few years. her father was a u.s. senator later went on to become the governor of alaska. she was appointed to his senate seat in '02. then reelected by the people in '04. murkowski says she has been hearing a lot from her constituents. people who are not pleased about the primary results that's one of the reasons for her decision as well. >> when those votes came in on the 24th of august, when they were counted, there was nobody that was more disappointed than i was. but since then, things have happened, events have transpired. there has been an outpouring of support from alaskans all over the state. >> reporter: regardless of what happens, it is going to be an uphill battle for her, for sure. the only person in history to get elected to senate as a write-in candidate was strom thurmond that was back in 1954, way before this tea party we are seeing here in america. >> you mentioned uphill battle to say the lost. many in her own party, the republican party are upset over this. >> reporter: absolutely. a lot of feathers have been ru
for that political playbook to be handed us from on high from the elite. it may take some renegades going rogue to get us there. it may take folks shaking us up, shaking it up to get there. >> so will the emerging split help democrats this fall? we'll bring in christina belatony. good morning to you, christina. >> good morning, alex. >> what do you make of all that? the republicans are facing a real challenge from the conservative base? >> sure, that has definitely happened. you have seen that play out all summer long. of course, democrats like any split. democrats have plenty of their own splits, but sarah palin is a unique figure in this because she's endorsed very mainstream candidates from senator john mccain against a tea party favorite conservative candidate in j.d. hayworth. then kelly who won in new hampshire. she was the preferred choice there, but the going rogue candidate christina o'donnell has rosen onto the national stage, she's very conservative and democrats think they have a real chance to keep this seat in delaware now because she's far more conservative than the establishment
. thanks for being with us. "countdown with keith olbermann" starts right now. >>> which of these stories will you be talking about tomorrow? christine o'donnell and the tea hottests convene in d.c. ready for my clo-up, mr. demille. >> there are more of us than there are of them. >> politico's report. the vetting process for o'donnell and the others? there is no vetting process. if it was popular to be really liberal now says her former campaign manager, maybe she'd do that. sarah palin vouched for joe miller he was the real deal. then there is the o'donnell treasure trove. obama -- >> is so liberal that he's anti-american. we took the bible and prayer out of public schools. now we're having weekly shootings practically where -- >> 49-49, i call that a tie. >> no, christine, he won in votes. you know that. >> no, no. what do the election results say that i got? >> they say that you got less results than he did. >> which ken vogel of politico and all the christine o'donnell sound bites you can eat. >>> the values voters summit. that's a brand name. >> like speaker pelosi, who has been busy
will look forward any additional information, and use that information to better prepare ourselves for the worst outcome. >> alan: pg&e has been reluck can't to release the list, citing national security concerns. they will appear at the council meeting on september 28th. >>> a burned koran was discovered this week in san francisco. the muslim civil rights group care reports the holly -- -- this is the first reported incident of a koran burning in the bay area. >> we have a habit of thinking of the bay area is a open and diverse and these things don't happen. we want to make sure people know they are happening so they're extra cautious and vigilant. >> alan: the incident is especially troubling following the florida pastor's threat to burn the cor -- koran. >> sarah shourd is on her way back to the united states. she thanks the leaders of oman who helped her be released. she was arrest while hawking along the iran-iraq border. >> i will always associate your country with the first breath of my freedom. the sweet
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